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The 3.8 Paragraph. OR Writing the No-Hassle Way. Introduction:. 1 topic 3 points 8 sentences. The 3.8 Paragraph is made up of. Sentence 1: The topic sentence. The first sentence states the three points you are going to make about the topic.

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The 3 8 paragraph

The 3.8 Paragraph

OR

Writing the No-Hassle Way


Introduction

Introduction:

  • 1 topic

  • 3 points

  • 8 sentences

The 3.8 Paragraph is made up of


Sentence 1 the topic sentence

Sentence 1:The topic sentence

  • The first sentence states the three points you are going to make about the topic.

  • Example: West Virginia’s well-known Civil War battle sites include Phillipi, Droop Mountain, and Romney.


Sentences 2 and 3 discuss point 1

Sentences 2 and 3:Discuss point 1

  • Sentences 2 and 3 develop the first point you wish to make with details, reasons, or examples.

  • Example:The battle of Phillipi, which occurred in May 1860 is considered the first land battle of the Civil War. The Confederate Army retreated so rapidly that this battle is often referred to as the “Phillipi Races.”


Sentences 4 and 5 discuss point 2

Sentences 4 and 5:Discuss point 2

  • Sentences 4 and 5 develop the second point with details, reasons, or examples.

  • Example: Droop Mountain was the site of West Virginia’s largest Civil War battle. The Confederates captured 580 prisoners there.


Sentences 6 and 7 discuss point 3

Sentences 6 and 7:Discuss point 3

  • Sentences 6 and 7 develop the third point with details, reasons, or examples.

  • Example: The little town of Romney was an important hub for the east-west railroad lines. The area changed hands 56 times during the course of the war because each side wanted control of the B&O Railroad.


Sentence 8 the conclusion or clincher

Sentence 8:The conclusion (or clincher)

  • Sentence 8 concludes the paragraph by restating or summarizing the topic sentence.

  • Example: Phillpi, Droop Mountain, and Romney are only three of West Virginia’s many Civil War battle sites.


Now let s put it all together

Now, let’s put it all together:

West Virginia’s well-known Civil War battle sites include Phillipi, Droop Mountain, and Romney. The battle of Phillipi, which occurred in May 1860, is considered the first land battle of the Civil War. The Confederate Army retreated so rapidly that this battle is often referred to as the “Phillipi Races.” Droop Mountain was the site of West Virginia’s largest Civil War battle. The Confederates captured 580 prisoners there. The little town of Romney was an important hub for the east-west railroad lines. The area changed hands 56 times during the course of the war because each side wanted control of the B&O Railroad. Phillpi, Droop Mountain, and Romney are only three of West Virginia’s many Civil War battle sites.


Now let s recap the 3 8 formula

Now, let’s recap the 3.8 formula:

  • Sentence 1--the topic sentence introduces the topic that contains three points

  • Sentences 2 & 3--develop point one

  • Sentences 4 & 5--develop point two

  • Sentences 6 & 7--develop point three

  • Sentence 8--the clincher--restates the topic sentence.


It s quiz time

It’s quiz time...

  • It’s time to get pencil and paper.

  • Put your name and today’s date on your paper and number from 1 to 6.

  • You will choose the best answer for each item.


What do you remember about 3 8

1. The 3.8 paragraph is one paragraph with

a. 3 sentences b. 8 sentences

c. 11 sentences

2. The 3.8 paragraph makes

a. 1 pointb. 2 pointsc. 3 points

3. The first sentence:

a. develops one point b. is the topic sentence

c. is the concluding sentence

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What do you remember about 3.8?


Quiz continued

Quiz continued:

4.The sentenced developing point one are:

a. 2 and 3b.4 and 5c. 6 and 7

5. The sentences 6 and 7 develop:

a. Point 1b. Point 2c. Point 3

6. The eighth sentence:

a. develops point 2 b. five examples or details

c. Rewords or summarizes the topic sentence


Time to write

Find some information on modern-day slavery that you will write about.

Choose one type of slavery and create a thesis statement for the entire essay. Then create a topic sentence or mini-thesis statement for each of the 3 points stated in your thesis. You will then develop 3-3.8 paragraphs opposing modern-day slavery.

Use what you have learned about the 3.8 paragraph structure to write about them.

Time to write!


Getting started

  • Instructions

    • 1 Write a topic sentence for the first sentence of your paragraph. Introduce the subject or theme of the paragraph.

    • 2 Write a concrete detail for the second sentence of your paragraph, or use a quote to illustrate the point of your topic sentence.

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    • 3 Comment on your opinion about the information you gave in the second sentence for the third sentence of your paragraph. Begin the third sentence with a phrase like "This shows..."

    • 4 Comment on this information further for the fourth sentence of your paragraph. Add something more about your view of the topic.

    • 5 Write another concrete detail for the fifth sentence of your paragraph. Begin the fifth sentence with a phrase like "In addition..." Save the more important detail for this position in the paragraph.

    • 6 Comment on your opinion about the information you gave in the fifth sentence for the sixth sentence of your paragraph.

    • 7 Comment on this information further for the seventh sentence of your paragraph. Save your most insightful comment on the topic for this position in the paragraph.

    • 8 Summarize the information from the paragraph for the eighth and final sentence of your paragraph. Restate your view on the subject. Draw a conclusion about the topic.

Getting Started

  • Instructions

    • 1 Write a topic sentence for the first sentence of your paragraph. Introduce the subject or theme of the paragraph.

    • 2 Write a concrete detail for the second sentence of your paragraph, or use a quote to illustrate the point of your topic sentence.

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    • www.Grammarly.com

    • 3 Comment on your opinion about the information you gave in the second sentence for the third sentence of your paragraph. Begin the third sentence with a phrase like "This shows..."

    • 4 Comment on this information further for the fourth sentence of your paragraph. Add something more about your view of the topic.

    • 5 Write another concrete detail for the fifth sentence of your paragraph. Begin the fifth sentence with a phrase like "In addition..." Save the more important detail for this position in the paragraph.

    • 6 Comment on your opinion about the information you gave in the fifth sentence for the sixth sentence of your paragraph.

    • 7 Comment on this information further for the seventh sentence of your paragraph. Save your most insightful comment on the topic for this position in the paragraph.

    • 8 Summarize the information from the paragraph for the eighth and final sentence of your paragraph. Restate your view on the subject. Draw a conclusion about the topic.


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